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it indicates it's an artefact in the imaging system, rather than being something on the surface. if it was in the left and right camera, it may be something we'd have to investigate about an investigation off a rock. >> what a shame. it would have been great if it was a flashlight. thank you. >> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler in new york. >> 48 hours - ukraine's deadline for pro-russian separatists who have taken over government buildings. what happens if they don't verandaher -- surrender. >> rampage. 20 students stabbed. late details on a teenage suspect and questions on security. compromise. the cyber bug that breaks password codes. what you need to do to protect yourself.
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comedy breakthrough. maysoon zayid gets millions of hits online with a humorous take of life with cerebral palsy. she joins us live. >> i have 99 problems, and palsy is just one. if there was an oppression olympics, i would win the gold medal. eastern ukraine is on edge and the united states is pointing the finger at russia, the america ambassador in keef posted these -- kiev posted these satellite images, saying they prove moscow is building up forces mere the ukraine border. in eastern ukraine, pro-russians activists are occupying government buildings. the interior ministry has given them 48 hours to negotiate a
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solution or be forced out. the state department says russia is fuelling the unrest inside eastern ukraine. >> this was a very carefully orchestrated well-planned well-targeted, well-coordinated effort to take over buildings in four cities. kim vinnell is on the ground in one of those cities, and brings us this report. >> with a 48 hour ultimatum issued by the interior minister, the pressure is on. pro-russian activists in control of the state administration building is on high alert. negotiations are under way with protesters agreeing to carry out government property, saying they don't want state workers to lose their joble. >> signs of negotiation that many of the people we have spoken to here say they remember the soviet era as the golden years, and the only
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outcome is it eastern ukraine has the chance to join russia. >> i have been living here for 73 years, i can't look and listen to these people who fill their pockets while the earth burns beneath them. >> they give us ultimatums. it doesn't square us, if they want to do something to us, they can't break our spirit. >> a fewkm from the protest site, a restaurant chain that protesters stand for, business is booming, everyone is dividedism. >> translation: the majority of people, the people here, are against the event of the last few days. i think it's very bad. >> translation: i think we need to be an autonomous part of russia, because donetsk with ukraine is not donetsk. >> protesters made clear who
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they believed should come to help. standing outside the state security building, they say they want to support activists barricaded inside. those activists are negotiating with police, but believe it's russia that needs to act. >> translation: i understand we will be trying to resolve all this by ourselves, but we may fail. mr putin, have mercy op your fighters, if you lose it, you lose hope to create with your neighbour. >> demonstrators prepared for any eventuality. both sides are keen to avoid blood she, but that could be difficult, negotiations doing little to change the result of those that could be in the firing hype. >> now sh russia says its foreign minister spoke twice with secretary of state john kerry today about the crisis. both countries are gearing up for another round of diplomacy.
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rosalind jordan has more on that. >> the most significant development is the agreement between the u.s. and russia, that a face to face meeting should take place in the n -- in the next 7-10 days, who would be there - russia, ukraine, u.s., e.u. >> it will give a chance to expression concerns and hammer out the ways to resolve this political and sometimes violent crisis. this is a situation that raised the stakes with the u.s. imposing economic sanctions on former ukrainian officials and some current russian officials. the u.s. is keen to see the situation rekoefld soaper rather than later. it is concerned about instability growing inside eastern ukraine.
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russia says it has legitimate concerns, and it's hoped they may make progress on resolving the anxieties on all sides. >> record reporting. >> now to a durking story out of pennsylvania. a 16-year-old student walked into a high school in murrysville, outside of pittsburg and starred stabbing fellow students. 22 are injured. five in critical condition. >> 16-year-old alex hribal was charged with two dozen felony counts, including attempted homicide. this was after he went on a rampage with knives. he's being held without bail. >> alex hribal, 16 years old, now an adult in the eyes of the law. charged in a rampage through the hauls of his high school. >> i don't know what i have going down in school, but i need units asap.
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>> the school had not started when panic erupted. a 16-year-old walking the first floor at franklin regional high school slashed students at random. with two large kitcher knives. >> one student is cut across the face, we don't know how he's doing. my brother's friend was stabbed in the back. >> 20 were injured, including four with deeper wounds. >> the stab wound were large, all impressively large holes in each of the patients that i saw. >> morris hundley's 9th grade daughter was in school. she was crying and told me to get down here now, my wife or i, to get down and get her. no parent can prepare for anything like this. the words can't describe what i saw. >> the is sofo more and the
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principal tackled him. >> the fire alarm went off. i walked to the exit. this was blood on the floor. >> outside the school ambulances in bus lanes panicked parents. >> it's panic right away. the pit of your stomach drops. you don't know what is going on, what is happening. it's a terrible feeling. >> the vines in the school too fam -- violence in the school too familiar, but the wep scrops were different -- weapons were different. they had just practised a deal a few month ago,s critical. >> it's difficult to teach this. we don't want to scare everybody. schools are by and large a safe place to be, but we should have awareness. a student pulled a fire alarm likely saving lives and
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evacuating the school. >> we don't yet have a motive. the suspect lawyer says alex hribal was not the type of kid to do something like this. >> the family is devastated by this. they send their best to all the alleged victims here. there was no warning for this. this young man, if you meet him, he's stable. he has no history of any kind of psychiatric problem. he's never been in trouble. he's not a loner. he's not a kid that other kids would say is a weirdo. he's a b student, interacts well, and at this point, quite frankly, it's unexplainable. >> there you have it. among the clues, they are looking into - authorities are checking out reports of a phone call between the suspect and another student.
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>> it's hard for people to understand. >> we continue on the story. dale yeager is a forensic profile and safety analyst with seraph corporation. and is the author of the report "sandy hook, lessons learnt", and he joins us tonight. welcome. >> thank you. >> another horrible violent attack at a school. this time with knives. what do you make of this one? >> well, it's another preventible crime. that's what i see after a 25 year career of dealing with columbine, sandy hook. this is just going to continue because we have people who are throwing their hands in the air and wondering why, and ultimately this was a preventible act and questions need to be asked. >> how do you prevent it? >> first of all, the department of education says that in
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washington you must have assessment done. i know for a fact that the district of no department of education security audit done. the training is not adequate. staff members did not pull the fire alarm, a student did. number three is the management of the students. this happened early morning, when violent incidences in high school happened like this. it's not the first time a knife has been used. it happens in the morning. this is when you have to have your systems in place, not your camera systems, management systems, and, frankly, after a long career, i'm toured of seeing adults letting down these children. that's what i see here. >> we are call tired, i think, of seeing the scene of kids and parents coming out of school in this situation. i was talking to people today, and they were sort of saying why
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don't we have metal detectors in school. would they have made a difference in this situation? >> more than likely not. most of the time when we work in schools, we take metal detectors out. the reason why is they catch kids carrying weapons to protect themselves from bullies and gapping members. people get lazy, the staff gets lazy because they think that machines will take care of the problem. human beings have to manage human books. that's a failure of the adults who are to be acting professionally, to be put in place in a system of managing the students. this happened early morning in the ingress of the school. and there should have been processes in place to mag the students. we teach wemonsization and it's
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not hard to teach someone if they are carrying a wep job. it's not complicated. the problem is the information is not getting to the right people, and the schools are going to continue to have the problems. again, they are not diligent when they need to be diligent and do not have formal systems in place. that's what i'm finding in my research, that they didn't have formal systems in place. >> you are saying that there are signs, despite what we heard from the attorney, and that school officials and students could identify them, possibly. >> students have routinely, i've read, numerous statements from students online about this boy's oddities, his social issues. they differ from the story that the family attorney is telling. the problem here is that if this was a child who was a loner and
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commuts a violent act, it makes him a sociopath. the thing is why weren't officials in the school understanding the issues, this is a question that needs to be asked. it's the same as adam lanza, there's no difference in that the adults are not managing children with obvious issues, because they may not have a formal place to do it. the stop the problem with the student, with early intervention, not at the door. >> this is fascinating information. those will be questions that everyone wants answered coming forward. great to have you on the program, dale yeager. >> president obama travelled to texas to pay tribute to the victims of last week's shooting at fort hood. any prom its to do more, mike viqueira has that story.
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>> at fort hood, tv full honours for the fallen. president obama, the army, military brass all there not only to comfort the families, but to praise them and comfort the wounded. 576 soldiers have lost their lives in the wars in iraq and afghanistan. on wednesday, the man killed at home while on base were honoured as heroes, like any other. >> you gave your sons to america. just as you will honour them always, so, too, will the nation this they served. the president honoured the fallen by name. sergeant dan yell ferguson, staff stght -- staff sergeant tum timothy owens and rodriguez.
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>> two issues were raised by president obama, the meantal health of returning veterans: the loojic is that if weapons were had by other members on space, the tragedy would have been stopped soon are. >> as a nation, we can do more to help counsel those with mental health issues. to keep firearms out of the hands of those who are having such deep difficulties. as military must continue to do everything in our power to secure the if as theies and spare others. >> five years ago, shortly after becoming president, he spoke at 15 memorials. that time, at fort hood. the same sprawling army base in
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the wake of tragedy. >> and coming up next - online time bomb. how heartbleed could have stolen your data and what you need to know about it. >> fast outbreak of hiding. a u.s. basketball star tells his team-mates and the world he's gay.
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>> when it comes to technology news, knowing how is half the story. we like to tell you why. and tonight we lock at how a cyber bug called heartbleed poses a threat to online security. jacob ward is here to explain why you should be concerned. what is heartbleed. >> when you connect from your computer to a website. you do is scurly at the moment by osl, on open secure system by which you munt back and forth -- communicate back and forth. two computers maintain the connection through a heart beat. a third computer can step into the breach and impersonate one
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of the two and ask for information it is not allowed to have, which is why it's called heartbleed. you are bleeding information from the servers that is not supposed to happen. >> once they break in, how long does it take to get the information out? >> essentially hackers can be asking for it at any time. what is dangerous is how long it's been going on. the bug has been in executive eps since 2012, yet we have publicly known about it in the past few days. we've issued a fix and are waiting for companies to update the site. you choosing a password is not going to solve the problem, unless the sites updated on their end. we are helpless, waiting for companies to update the systems. >> it's tax filing system. what impact could it have an
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people filing taxes online? >> there's no danger, but you should go ahead and file. it's important to note that the canadian rebel agency have spoken with representatives from google, twitter, facebook. they have it under control, there's no need to worry. they wink at the possibility that if you maintain the same password on multiple sites, you need to change the password. >> jard , thank you very much. skepticism on capitol hill over comcast' $45 million purchase of times warner. it was said that the merger would mean fewer options, higher prices and reduced service for customers. company executives said it was not true. >> this is not a challenging transaction from an antitrust
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perspective. the company served separate areas. we don't compete for customers anywhere. the transaction will not lead to a reduction in competition or consumer choice in any market. >> if approved by the justice department and the fcc, the merged company will serve a third of the house honds and 30% of homes with broadband and internet. >> he says he's tired of hiding. a young athlete in massachusetts is making history. derrick gordon is the first openly gay player in division one of men's basketball. ross shimabuku is here to tell us his story. >> in the past year you had jason collins, football player michael sam, and now derrick gordon. the university of massachusetts basketball player decided to come out. he shared his story with sid ziegler. earlier tonight i got a chance to speak with sid ziegler, about the change in derrick gordon's
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demeanour since announcing he was gay. >> in his words it was indescribable - i asked him last wednesday, and when i was with him this weekend, to describe it. he didn't have a word for it. way i can tell you is the people around him. who have known him for a couple of mons say they -- months say they noticed a lot of difference. he laughs a lot more now. when people are true to themselves, family and team, it's a weight lifted off their shoulders, i'm excited to see how derek performs on the basketball court with the weight lifted off his shoulders. >> before coming out, what obisticles did he face, especially with his team-mates. >> last summers his now ex-boyfriend posted a photograph of the two of them at a bar in new jersey. derek demied being gay, saying
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the person was a fan. the team teased him, wouldn't shower with him. you know, it was less that they were really trying to israel him and more it was just guys being guys, trying to teas him for something that might make him different. now that he's out and they know that he's gay and he's standing up for himself, i imagine that's going to go away. that's what we hear all the time from gay athletes. when they come out the team handles it differently. i think they will be more twight knit. >> in your article derrick gordon find his freedom. he met other gay athletes that prosecutored to give him hope and confidence. how did that affect him? >> it made him very dird of living in the -- tired of living in the closet, seeing people
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with partners going to gay bars, socialising, having dipper with other gay people and not looking over your shoulder. it made him tired. a couple of weeks ago he was in philadelphia spending time with anthony and brian sims. he caught me driving up to his family house. he said "i'll do this right now. i'm tired of not living life the way i see others living life", he told his family and the coach and his team. >> how much was derrick gordon's announcement with michael sam and jason collins help other players come out. >> it's huge. we heard from three other athletes from others who want to tell their stories. >> at the end of 2014 we will look back saying this was the story in sport.
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this was the year that sports transformed on gay issues. because of this, it's a tidal wave. people were using the term, and it's not a tidal wave about the coming out. things are changing very fast because of these brave people who decided to be true to themselves. >> gordie is hoping his announcement will help others to avoid depression and isolation like he went through. >> it's been a year for this story. thank you. >> meetings between u.s. presidents are not unusual, but so many in one week, it rare. george h.w. bush greeted president obama and the first lady. obama, george hw and george w. bush will be in austin to mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights act at the lbg presidential library.
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monday, george w. bush and bill clinton at the n.c.a.a. men's championship game in texas, arlington. >> next - show me the money. a small number of doctors are raking in a huge percentage of medicare dollars. >> what is being done to protect the mighty red wood trees from poachers.
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s >> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler in new york. a lot more to cover this half hour. a small town takes on big oil, putting a halt to trilling to protest fracking. politics - senator elizabeth warren and the populous message that could set the stage for a run for president.
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comedian and sarah seager setting up against cerebral palsy. >> kiev is reported to use force if russia does not negotiate a solution in the next 48 hours. a 16-year-old suspect is being held wowed bail after a stabbing rampage. alex hribal was charged as an adult and facing two dozen felony charges. at least 20 people were injured in that attack. >> president obama paying tribute to the victims of last week's shooting at fort hood. a memorial took place today. the president vowed to do more to protect troops and reach those who are hurting. >> for the first time the public can see how much doctors charge
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medicare for their services. president jimmy carter was the first to try to get the information released. he was blocked by legal challenges. last year is a judge ordered the data be made public. what it shows is it could change the way the industry operates. >> this information has not been available since the 1970s. medicare spends $600 billion. we are talking about money that goes to providers. 64 billion paid to nearly 900,000 doctors in the year 2012. what this reveals is a small fraction of doctors is getting a big share of pay out. the top it 2% collecting 75% of the payments. 17,000 physicians receiving 15 billion from the government. the one that got the most, this man.
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medicare paid him nearly $2 is million in 2012 -- $21 mull yop in 2012. he billed an eye injection 37,000 times for the cost of $300. me played by the rules and -- he insists he plays by the rules and blames the high cost of drugs. >> and there's another doctor - cancer doctors collecting more than any other. this one collected $10 million. he has been charged with fraud. he is in gaol awaiting trial. he pled not guilty. some caution the data could be misleading. people cap see what the doctors do, and how much they get from medicare to do it. >> legislation aimed at closing the pay gap between men and women, blocked by republicans in the senate. the paycheck fairness act would
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have required employers to prove differences in pay is not bad on agenda. women earn less than 80% of what men make, the g.o.p. shooting down similar legislation in 2010 and 2012. for the power politics segment we look at a female senator. many are responding to calls for apology. david shuster has that story. >> she is the participation 2016 democratic presidential candidate that hillary clinton's team forwards the most. elizabeth warren. i'm fighting to build real opportunity, fighting to give every child a chance to build something extraordinary, and i want you to fight along beside me. we are in this together. this past weekend, in the same speech in minnesota, the house
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budget thairm was accused of caring only about the rich. >> that may be paul ryan's vision of how america works, it's not our vision. >> she ridiculed republican senator ted cruz who led the shutdown. >> the shutdown that suked $24 billion out of the economy. talk about a financial genius. >> born and raised in oklahoma. 64-year-old warren spent most of her life working as a law professor. in the aftermath, she was named chair of an oversight panel. >> in 2012 warren ran for u.s. senate. a grainy video of her speaking in a home got more than a million views on youtube. >> no one in this country got rich on his own. you built a factory out there.
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good for you. but i want to be clear. you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. >> warren received $40 million in campaign contributions and defeated republican scott brown. in the last three months records show warren raised $2 million for democratic candidates and senators up for re-election. that's more than anybody, except for president obama. >> warren's policy use set her party. she believes the minimum wage should be waged to $22 and introduced legislation making student loans interest free. watching warren with admiration and nervousness is hillary clinton's attempt. the former secretary of state is to the right of warren and democratic voters tend to be more liberal than democrats.
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>> elizabeth warren says she has no plans to run for president and is barnstorming the country to help democrats keep control of the senate. she's generating a lot of enthuse yamps and ious, crucial for any law-maker aspiring to higher office. >> now to the middle east,st raily palestinian negotiators are in danger of collapsing. world powers are meeting and working to refive the piece talks. lisa stark is in washington with more. >> secretary of state john kerry and the israeli foreign minister were expected to discuss a wide range of issues. also on the agenda the middle east peace talks. both men indicated that they want to find a way to move forward, and that was a thought echoed by the state department spokes woman. >> we believe that cooperation between israel and the palestine
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authority provided benefits to both side. we urge both sides to take steps to contribute to a conducive environment for peace. we note that the contact between meeting with negotiators are continuing, and note that they are engaging in serious intensive efforts to find their way out of the impasse. >> looebman said to john kerry, we know you are a close friend, but the israeli government is upset over remarks made and deeply disappointed. they were made on capitol hill, when john kerry testified and talked about the middle east. he said both side, the israeli and palestinians made unhelpful actions and that is a reason the talks were stalled. he signalled out israel saying they failed to make good. >> unfortunately the prisoners were not released on the seat
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they were supposed to be released. day two went by, day 2003 - in the afternoon when they were about to get there 700 settlement units were announced in jerusalem, and that was the moment. >> after the comments, the state department tweeted out that at no point has kerry engaged in the blame game. this comes as attempts are under way behind the scenes to see if the talks can be restarted. secretary of state john kerry set the end of the month as a deadline for progress. >> lisa stark reporting. >> a small city is battling a big oil company. fears of fracking have the people in carson saying, "not in my backyard." jennifer london has more. >> this may look like any other industrial park in any city in america. carson california, a suburb south of los angeles is unique. the dominguez oil field, at one
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time producing 270 million barrels of gaol lies below the surface. it's become the first city in the state to ban oil driven by fears that they'll use fracking as a way of finding oil and gas. you can't tell me that putting 200 oil wells - that it's not going to affect the residents. the proposal calls forker ecting 200 wells, 2 miles deep in this warehouse complex. locate next to a residential commumenty like the one dave lives in. >> like a home owner, i have my children here, i need to think about their safety.
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>> okay siddenal will review of the drilling. the drilling ban, approved by council members lasts for 45 days. it could be extended two years effectively shutting the project down. >> we don't want any new contamination and polluting activities to come into our community. >> they refuse to guarantee that it's going to be safe. >> in a letter sent to the city, okay siddental says at this time it doesn't plan to use hydraulic fracturing but says there may come a time when it would be appropriate. >> oil drilling and fracking is not knew in california. in the heart of los angeles, you'll find the nation's largest urban oil field. it's surrounded by 300,000 homes. two test wells have been fracked. city officials are working on
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it. people have realised that my next-door neighbour is an oil well, and they don't like it. part of it is a matter no one told them what is going on. the industry never never tells anything unless they have to. >> california law that took effect in january requires oil companies to have a permit. for now, it's up to small cities to take on big oil by themselves. >> and we continue out in california. they are some of the tallest and oldest trees in the world located in the redwood, national and state works parks of coastal northern california. they are under attack by wood poachers. park interpreter jeff deny tells us how poaching is jeopardising
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the future of the redwoods. >> the redwood trees are an iconic tree and forest around the world. they are the tallest tree. redwood nationals receive 400,000 visitors. from just about every country before the world. what we experienced is an important increase in an activity we called poaching. redwood trees are known to live up to and over 2,000 years old. and when a tree gets stressed, a new tree sprouts from it. what we are seeing going on here is the deliberate ilcuting of these burl off the base of a tree. it's a wood prized by collectors
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and wood carvers. the slow nation of the growth produces a unique and interesting pattern. the park is doing a number of things. law enforcement is proactive. we are learning about finding the routes into the forest tham some of the poachers are dayinging. >> the thing to keep in mind are in blahs to protect the valuable resources, the critical ecosystems that are more rare than we would want them to be. the people of california, of the country have not trusted those that work in part not just for our gern augusts, but general eightses to come. when people enter the park and
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take away pieces of the legacy, they steel not just from the parks, but from all of us. >> that was jeff deny. there are legal ways to cut burls from private property, but dealers are not rurd to disclose where their burls come from. >> picture of the day next. and a conversation with comic maysoon zayid. she says cerebral palsy is one of her 99 problems. she joins us live.
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>> a tropical depression crossed the solomon islands days ago. it is the very small weaker storm. what happened was so much rain came out of the storm 23 people died, over 63,000 were displaced because of the coming. the storm is making its way across the coral sea. it's a cyclone, making its way to queensland, australia. we think it will be equivalent to a category 3 hurricane lasting all week long. >> cross southern california the rainy season is over, of course, as we have gone into april, we don't expect to see rain. we are in the drought situation.
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temperatures have been worm. on thursday they'll be a little cooler along the regions of california. los angeles 39. where it's not going to be cool is towards phoenix, a high on friday. 95 on saturday. that's a look at the weather. your news is coming up after
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this. >> my name is maysoon zayid, and i am not drunk. the doctor who delivered me was, he cut my mum six different times in six different directions - suffocating poor little old me. as a result i have cerebral palsy, which means i shake all the time. it's exhausting. i'm like shakira shakira meets muhammad ali. >> comedian maysoon zayid is getting millions of views on her ted.com website for this performance. a humorous look at her life with
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cerebral palsy. great to have you in the studio. what is it like to get 3.6 million views online from a ted talk. >> it's astonishing. i'm a stand-up comeed yap, i came up in the new york city comedy clubs, with open mikes before there was youtube, and the concept of having millions of people from everywhere, 30 different languages able to hear what i say has been overwhelming and extremely satisfying. >> it's a powerful ted talk and i want to encourage everyone that hasn't seen it to go and watch. it made me laugh and moved me to tears. how did you get into comedy. >> i wanted to be an actress on "general hospital", i went to school and went to hollywood, and realised they don't hire
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eted nickly disabled people. i looked at people who were not your average joe, they were comics, like ellen, and rowan, and whoopi gold berg, so i became a comment. >> what was it like on stage. were people afraid to laugh at some of your jokes? >> no, i have been a mainstream comic. i go on stage making them comfortable and getting them laughing. >> making jokes about cerebral palsy. not so funny. >> when i became a comic i didn't realise it was a big deal. that's why i say i have 99 problems, and that is just one. i knew i had to tell the audience, if i didn't. they'd think i was nervous. once i told them i got them to go on the journey, i've been lucky. >> do you think that - is there
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a problem with people defining you with cerebral palsy. do you worry people are defining you by this disease? >> it's very new that i'm defined that way. i was the arab comic. being the disabled comic is a new thing to me. i'm not worried about being defined. my life i have defined who i am and i'll continue to do that. let me play another clip from the ted talk, in which you talk about acting. >> finally my senior year we decided to do a show "they dance slow in jackson", a play about a girl with cp. i was a girl with cp. i shouted from the rooftops, i'm finally getting a part. i have cerebral palsy, free at last, thank god almighty i'm free at last. i didn't get the part. sherry brown got the part much i went
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raying to the head of the theatre department crying hysterically like someone shot my cat to ask why, and she says they didn't thing i could do the stunts. i said excuse me, if i can't do the stunts, neither can the character. [ laughter ] >> this was a part that i was literally born to play, and they gave it to a non-palsy actress. it was imitating life. hollywood has a history of castingable-bodied actors to play disabled on screen. into it's funny, but truly sad. give me a rehabilitation. it's appalling luke you said. we definitely are in a stage and entertainment where we look at diversity. if you look at the daytime
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shows. there's not a single stability presence on any of the shows. we are the largest minority. then, when you do have a disabled character, you have someonable-bodied which to us is so offensive. has that changed since you got a resounding response to the ted talk. i have to imagine that a lot of people would be interested in putting you on film. >> it hasn't changed yet but i hope your pitch will get me a job. call my agent. the conversation is starting, and it was a conversation that we hadn't had before. we are getting a lot of actions. there's a lot of actors. i learnt from your ted talk, also in pol techs, how did you get involved in politics. it was a great state. you have to be mafia or both.
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>> i was a delegate at the 2008 dnc, and now i'm disenchanted with everyone. >> you were no longer. >> i'm independent. >> what happened. >> i'm announcing it on your show. i felt like we were losing. this is not me losing civil rights, not having a right to trial frightens me. i'm the largest ethnic minority you could have rolled into one, and most aspects of my personality. >> you are palestine, you talk about it in the ted talk, in your shows well, i suppose. give me a sense of what you see going on and the possible talks going on. do you have hope for the situation in the middle east. as a comedian.
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they have no chance. my take on the middle east having spend three decades going between jersey shore and palestine. i believe in a one-state solution. equal rights regardless of faith and i think we are closer to that than anyone will admit. the palestinians are the workforce, the wall is not keeping anyone out. they already do coexist. i say imitate the american model. equal rights, regardless of faith. >> tell me what you are doing. you are obviously busy, where can you travel and where can you be found. >> i tral a lot. i have two of my most favourite events. sunday i'll be at the comic strips. i like doing the comedy club. i have an event near and deer to my heart. it's the united cerebral polsy of new york. it's a lunch at sipry arny, and
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we raised tonnes of money to help people with varying disabilities. it is a real pleasure to have you on the program and get to see your ted talk. i recommend that all of you try to catch it if you are in new york in may. that would be great. >> thank you for letting me solve of the middle east process, i appreciate it. >> you did it quickly. >> we end with an image. i love this one. it's an image, scofler scott's son finn holding the flag on the fourth green. great photo. headlines after this.
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>> good evening to you. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford, live from new york city. here are the top stories. >> the preponderance of evidence indicates a direct russian involvement here.
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>> the state department is accusing moscow of fuelling unrest in eastern ukraine. the authorities in kiev handed a deadline to pro-russian act visits who occupy the buildings. they have 48 hours to negotiate or face force. meanwhile, peace talks in the middle east are stalled and secretary of state met with israel's foreign minister working to find a solution. palestine authorities are demanding israel release 26 palestine prisoners. >> a 16-year-old suspect is held without bail after a stabbing rampage. al. was charged as an adult and is facing two dozen felony charges, including attempted homicide and aggravated assault. >> comcast planned a merger with time warner under scrutiny at a senate hearing. critics are concerned the $45 billion deal will cause cable
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prices to skye rocket. others say they don't compete in the same markets and prices will not be affected. "america tonight" with joie chen is coming up next. and the late newest onlion at aljazeera.com. >> a 16-year-old suspect, a bloody rampage. this time the attacker's armed with knives. also seeds of doubt, is it a rare childhood illness or signs of something more disturbing? >> parents actually indues illness, they inject them with things, suffocate and actually harm their child. >> accused of hurting my child,

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